Pawn Power in Chess - the conclusion

I go thru stagnent periods - where I hardly study or care about or play chess - when I did my last post, I had burned out and was blowing my tactics training - and had tired of reading Pawn Power in chess - but recently I've cracked down and finished it - to be fair, I had the hardest time in the last 50 pages, where are more like demonstrative examples using Benoni structures, an opening I've never shown much interest in

But in my games, I absolutely saw definate improvement - let's start with the following

I hope to be able to redigest the material and get some additional info by watching John Watson's ICC videos on pawn structures which he had out last year - perhaps other reading material to follow - must retackle the tactics as well - they won't solve themselves -




  • 3 years ago


    I had trouble getting the comments in the chess diagram to work here -

    obviously I don't like 9 Nxc6 - he isolates the rook pawn but gives me two c5 pawn levers to dominate the center - I'd probably have enough even if I sac'd the rook pawn with what I got out of it

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